Shares in Japan's central bank hit 15-mth high on hopes for economy

April 16, 2015 9:56 AM

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TOKYO, April 16 (Reuters) - A rally in Japanese share markets ran out of steam as investors booked profits ahead of earning seasons but one Japanese bank's shares saw heavy buying that helped to push them to 15-month highs this week -- the Bank of Japan.

Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Jasdaq market for small and startup firms, the usually little noticed equity securities issued by the Japan's central bank suddenly jumped 16 percent over the past week.

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